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Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra Now Available for Visitors to See

There is a new baby zebra at the Denver Zoo

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Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At just over day old the unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is still trying to figure out how to use its long, wobbly legs and rarely ventures more than a few feet away from its mother, Crestone. Guests can see mom and foal with the entire herd in the yard now.

There are three different species of zebra; plains or common zebra, mountain zebra and Grevy's zebra. Grevy's zebra were named for Jules Grevy, a former president of France, to whom the first known specimen of the animal was sent in 1882. The largest of all wild equine species, they can be can be distinguished from other zebras by their longer legs, more narrow stripes, white, stripeless underbellies and large rounded ears.


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08/26/2013 12:57PM
Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra Now Available for Visitors to See
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